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-short hair
-low maintenance
-calm
-small

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I had a mix of maltese and God knows what. It (she) was terrific and matched the above description.
 

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Maltese... ok, I'll look into it.
Thanks.
 

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Pure breds tend to have more problems because of unscrupulous breeders and pet stores are poor places to get a pet. Mixed breeds are the best. Just make sure no Jack Russel is in the mix.

Maltese have long(ish) curly hair. They look like poodles. For short hair, a pug or dachshund fits the criteria if you want a small dog. No puppies are low maintenance but those two are less maintenance as they grow older. Still, mixed breeds are the best. Local shelters have plenty of puppies so they are cheaper too. Pure breds bought in a store or from a breeder can be expensive to buy and keep healthy.
 

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OK, thanks for the advice.
 

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lol, how does that have anything to do with a dog?
 

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Yep. Face would instigate it. And Kidege... no comment.

:rolleyes:
 

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I'll be your puppy! So long as I get a long leash, and a human form to wreck havock with. psst cats are better suited to an Intps lifestyle...they have so much in common!
 

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Actually, it is not for me. I would prefer not to have a pet, I'm too lazy to take care of it. But, as I must share the house with the dog, those are the things I am looking for in it.

I do like cats better, though.
 

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Come to think of it...I'd be cool to have Melkor imprisoned in cat form and then put in care of some obnoxious old lady. :D

On the puppy subject,I second Inappropriate Behavior.
 

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Thank you for your input, Fukyo. (Not being sarcastic)
 

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I do like cats better, though.

QFT! I would get a cat, but I'm afraid I'll mistreat it :(

Uhmmm.... not to hijack your thread, but what kind of breed is this? I would love to get one, that's not deaf of course.
 

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I've heard that mini-Dobermans are a nice breed that would fit your criteria...
I only have experience with largish Shepherd Dogs (German Shepherds and Border Collies) myself so I can't vouch for any others, although a friend of my had a Doberman/Roc cross that was smarter than many people I know...
 

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Get one of those robot pets; they fit all the criteria and more.
 

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What about cihuahua? They're small, doesn't take too much place...and if they get annoying, you can kill them with raticides. :D
 

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This meets few of your criteria, but:
MALAMUTE :D
 

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QFT! I would get a cat, but I'm afraid I'll mistreat it :(

Uhmmm.... not to hijack your thread, but what kind of breed is this? I would love to get one, that's not deaf of course.

I do not know. I do not study animal types too often. Sorry, but I'm sure somebody else would be able to answer your question. Don't worry about hijacking the thread, a few others are doing a far better job of it. :rolleyes::D

I've heard that mini-Dobermans are a nice breed that would fit your criteria...
I only have experience with largish Shepherd Dogs (German Shepherds and Border Collies) myself so I can't vouch for any others, although a friend of my had a Doberman/Roc cross that was smarter than many people I know...

That really reminded me of something my father would say, lol. Thanks, I'll look into them.

Get one of those robot pets; they fit all the criteria and more.

Do... they make... noise? :phear:


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If it must be a specific breed, this site tells you all about them:

http://www.breederretriever.com/dog-breed-information.php

OK, thanks, I'll look into it.

What about cihuahua? They're small, doesn't take too much place...and if they get annoying, you can kill them with raticides. :D

Used to have a chihuahua, but she died, which is why I am looking for another one. They can be nasty little things.

This meets few of your criteria, but:
MALAMUTE :D

One day, perhaps.
 

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"Do... they make... noise?"

Only if you want them to, unless you upgrade the AI.
 

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QFT! I would get a cat, but I'm afraid I'll mistreat it :(

Uhmmm.... not to hijack your thread, but what kind of breed is this? I would love to get one, that's not deaf of course.


There's a lot of breeds that can have the solid white color. The face looks like that of an American shorthair. Abyssinian is possible too.
 

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Suggestions for a puppy... let me see...

*Watch out for cats, they will take their revenge on dogs upon the little ones.

*They say toilet water tastes nice, you may want to look into that.

*Master the puppy eyes technique, it will provide you all kinds of goodies.

*Your thin pupppy teeth are very pointy and hurt a lot, use them well.

*Shoes are good to practice your fighting skills, destroy as many as you can.

:D
 

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Suggestions for a puppy... let me see...

*Watch out for cats, they will take their revenge on dogs upon the little ones.

*They say toilet water tastes nice, you may want to look into that.

*Master the puppy eyes technique, it will provide you all kinds of goodies.

*Your thin pupppy teeth are very pointy and hurt a lot, use them well.

*Shoes are good to practice your fighting skills, destroy as many as you can.

:D

That. Was. Just. Too. Cute
 

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If you want something calm, make sure it's fairly submissive rather than dominate.
Dominate dogs no matter the breed will always be more energetic, although that isn't to say that they can't be calm either (I have an akida mix who dominate yet has a wonderful temperment when it cmes to humans), but you're more likely to find what you need if you opp for a submissive dog.
 

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If you want something calm, make sure it's fairly submissive rather than dominate.
Dominate dogs no matter the breed will always be more energetic, although that isn't to say that they can't be calm either (I have an akida mix who dominate yet has a wonderful temperment when it cmes to humans), but you're more likely to find what you need if you opp for a submissive dog.

Any dog can be made submissive. You simply must become its leader, it is a natural part of dog psychology that there is a leader and there are followers. I simply do not have the motivation to dominate a powerful breed, which would be necessary for them to find peace. If it is not dominated, it will feel the need to dominate its owner- they need order.
 

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No Kidege. What Dissident said was witty, not cute. There is a difference you know! Akin to the difference one noticies when picking strawberries and gooseberries. One leaves a bad taste in your mouth, the other is sweet in small portions.. . I beleive deciding which is which defines your mentality....
 

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No Kidege. What Dissident said was witty, not cute. There is a difference you know! Akin to the difference one noticies when picking strawberries and gooseberries. One leaves a bad taste in your mouth, the other is sweet in small portions.. . I beleive deciding which is which defines your mentality....

Could it not be witty and cute?
 

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No. It merely is. Regardless of how you see it...
 

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It too was cute. Think of the little puppy receiving this advice, with its large puppy eyes even wider with wonder!
 

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Well, Kidege always has inspired in me a new form of worry....
 

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:( I'm feeling very wordy today... It must be something in the air...
 

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QFT! I would get a cat, but I'm afraid I'll mistreat it :(

Uhmmm.... not to hijack your thread, but what kind of breed is this? I would love to get one, that's not deaf of course.

It looks more like a Turkish Angora to me. It looks like it has medium to long hair. Alright, so I went and checked breed standards and it looks just like the pictures they show.
 

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Any dog can be made submissive. You simply must become its leader, it is a natural part of dog psychology that there is a leader and there are followers. I simply do not have the motivation to dominate a powerful breed, which would be necessary for them to find peace. If it is not dominated, it will feel the need to dominate its owner- they need order.

No, any dog can be naturally submissive or dominant--it's part of their personality. Some dogs are born alpha material, and if you're not firm with them they'll challenge your authority at every turn. Similarly, some dogs (poor things) are born omega material, and they'll just roll over for anyone who comes near them-- they're content at the bottom of the pack. It's got little to do with the breed and everything to do with the individual dog. It's hard to know how a puppy will grow up, too, although if you see one which is confident and approaches you boldly, it probably has a dominant personality. And if you see one pissing itself in the corner...

Other that that, I third IB. Get one from a shelter, definitely, and if you can, see their mother first, for an indication of what the puppies MIGHT turn out like. A cross-breed seems like your best bet, too. My experience is mostly with collies and other sheepdogs, though, so I can't help all that much.
 

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A basset-beagle mix is good, but get one from a few generations down from the purebred. The initial hybrids can be unpredictable, further breeding brings out a more calm mix.
 

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No, any dog can be naturally submissive or dominant--it's part of their personality. Some dogs are born alpha material, and if you're not firm with them they'll challenge your authority at every turn. Similarly, some dogs (poor things) are born omega material, and they'll just roll over for anyone who comes near them-- they're content at the bottom of the pack. It's got little to do with the breed and everything to do with the individual dog. It's hard to know how a puppy will grow up, too, although if you see one which is confident and approaches you boldly, it probably has a dominant personality. And if you see one pissing itself in the corner...

Other that that, I third IB. Get one from a shelter, definitely, and if you can, see their mother first, for an indication of what the puppies MIGHT turn out like. A cross-breed seems like your best bet, too. My experience is mostly with collies and other sheepdogs, though, so I can't help all that much.

What do you mean by "any dog"? Yes, some dogs are born with a tendency towards dominance while some will seem to be nothing but follower material, due to their natural psyche.

The unique dog plays a role in determining whether it is dominate or not, or has that tendency, true, but their breed also plays a role in the extent of effort it will take to become its "pack leader." The energy level correlates with the breed, often times, and pure physical strength and size will also factor in to how one manages the dominance of the animal- thus breed is an essential factor to consider in the process of domination. More powerful breeds will be harder to dominate, generally speaking, then a breed that is less powerful.
 

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True-- the purpose for which the breed was developed also plays a part. A herding dog, say, will be a lot more eager to look up to humans and will be a lot less aggressive than a guard dog, because aggression was bred out of herding dogs as much as possible when the breeds were developed, for obvious reasons, but was bred into guard dogs, for equally obvious reasons. Their energy levels can contribute to them becoming bored and destructive or mischievous, too, if you don't exercise them properly.
 

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Get a miniature schnauzer. They are great, low maintenance, small, and very smart.
 
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